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Peanut Butter Cookie Grief

A few weeks ago I made the Better Homes & Gardens cookbook peanut butter cookie recipe.

Now, this is the same cookbook which was gifted to me when I moved out of my parents’ house.

I gathered the ingredients, and started making the cookies. As I was stirring the mixture I suddenly found tears were rolling down my cheeks. It was quite a interesting feeling.

The tie in was that she taught me to make those cookies when I was 9 or 10 years old.

I think the crying came from not having made the cookies since she died.

Every time I get a chance to feel grief, it’s unexpected. And welcome.

Those precious memories are so very valuable.

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